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1948 Higgins 19ft Deluxe Runabout

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$10,000.00

1948 Higgins 19ft Deluxe Runabout

The Higgins brand is synonymous with the famous PT boats they built for WWII. The PT boats were built using the then new plywood construction. After the war, Higgins used there plywood boat building experience to launch a new line of pleasure boats. In 1948, two primary models were offered, the 17′ Sport Speedster utility and the 19′ Deluxe Runabout. Total production numbers are unknown, but the 19′ Runabout was only produced for two years and I have only seen two others.

This example was sold new on Lake Tahoe and was in the care of Sierra Boat for a long time. At some point in its life, it was fully fiberglassed and the glass is still in exceptional condition. The hull color is wrong, the sides originally being white, the decks red and the transom varnished. All of the hardware and fittings are original. It is fitted with the original 115 hp Chrysler Crown engine. It comes on a very nice tandem trailer and has a newer cover.

  • ID: CATS MEOW
  • Year: 1948
  • Builder: Higgins
  • Model: Deluxe Runabout
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chrysler Crown, 115 hp
  • Trailer: 2010 DHM
  • Price: $10,000.00

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1948 Higgins 19ft Deluxe Runabout

The Higgins brand is synonymous with the famous PT boats they built for WWII. The PT boats were built using the then new plywood construction. After the war, Higgins used there plywood boat building experience to launch a new line of pleasure boats. In 1948, two primary models were offered, the 17′ Sport Speedster utility and the 19′ Deluxe Runabout. Total production numbers are unknown, but the 19′ Runabout was only produced for two years and I have only seen two others.

This example was sold new on Lake Tahoe and was in the care of Sierra Boat for a long time. At some point in its life, it was fully fiberglassed and the glass is still in exceptional condition. The hull color is wrong, the sides originally being white, the decks red and the transom varnished. All of the hardware and fittings are original. It is fitted with the original 115 hp Chrysler Crown engine. It comes on a very nice tandem trailer and has a newer cover.

  • ID: CATS MEOW
  • Year: 1948
  • Builder: Higgins
  • Model: Deluxe Runabout
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chrysler Crown, 115 hp
  • Trailer: 2010 DHM
  • Price: $10,000.00

 

1948 Higgins 19ft Deluxe Runabout

The Higgins brand is synonymous with the famous PT boats they built for WWII. The PT boats were built using the then new plywood construction. After the war, Higgins used there plywood boat building experience to launch a new line of pleasure boats. In 1948, two primary models were offered, the 17′ Sport Speedster utility and the 19′ Deluxe Runabout. Total production numbers are unknown, but the 19′ Runabout was only produced for two years and I have only seen two others.

This example was sold new on Lake Tahoe and was in the care of Sierra Boat for a long time. At some point in its life, it was fully fiberglassed and the glass is still in exceptional condition. The hull color is wrong, the sides originally being white, the decks red and the transom varnished. All of the hardware and fittings are original. It is fitted with the original 115 hp Chrysler Crown engine. It comes on a very nice tandem trailer and has a newer cover.

  • ID: CATS MEOW
  • Year: 1948
  • Builder: Higgins
  • Model: Deluxe Runabout
  • Length: 19ft
  • Engine: Chrysler Crown, 115 hp
  • Trailer: 2010 DHM
  • Price: $10,000.00